UND Roster

2014-15 Women's Rowing Roster

Stella Willoughby


Height 6'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Olympia, WA
High School Capital
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Competed with the first and second varsity four during senior campaign … first varsity four placed second with a time of 6:52.626 to open the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … top Irish four closed the regatta with a runner-up time (6:42.367) during the final morning session … crossed the finish line with a time of 7:49.40 to claim a race victory in the opening session of the Dale England Cup.

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed with the Notre Dame first varsity four during junior season … crew finished first at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with a time of 7:22.100 to defeat Louisville and West Virginia … placed a mere five seconds behind Virginia with a 7:28.333 mark later in the regatta … took the top spot in the final race of the weekend with a 7:31.70 sprint in Sunday’s race session against ACC foe Duke … the first four won one out of three races at the Lake Natoma Invitational, finishing as the runnerup in its other two heats … earned a pair of runner-up finishes behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State and Michigan during Notre Dame’s first appearance at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … crew was victorious in two out of three races at the Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama and Rhode Island in heat wins … rowed to a first place finish in heat two at the ACC Championship (7:46.70) before falling to Virginia in the ACC grand final of the varsity four with a time of 7:30.00 … qualified for the petite final at the NCAA Championship by placing fifth in the A/B semifinal with a time 6:54.600 … logged a matching fifth place result in the petite final with a readout of 8:07.649, finishing the season as the 12th ranked four boat in the nation.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Member of the first varsity four boat … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race in a time of 7:53.90 before crossing the finish line second behind defending NCAA champion Virginia in 7:35.10 … finished the Tennessee trip ahead of Louisville and Miami in the third and final race, posting a 7:43.20 mark … won both races at Michigan State, beating Iowa in 8:03.20 and the host Spartans in 8:14.80 … for its efforts in East Lansing, the Irish varsity four crew was named BIG EAST Boat of the Week April 3 … came in second in both races at the Ohio State Invitational, crossing the finish line first behind Michigan at an 8:15.61 clip and the Ohio State boat in 8:29.47 … finished second in all three races behind west coast foes USC, California, and Washington State at the Lake Natoma Invitational … crew came back to win all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup … beat Alabama with a time of 7:46.9 before moving on to cross ahead of the Irish B-team and Iowa in 7:53.7 in the second race … closed the trip to Bloomington with a win over host Indiana, setting a mark of 9:14.0 … won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship ahead of Louisville with a time of 7:47.563 … came in second in preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with an 8:07.379 mark … finished A/B semifinal race in fifth after setting a 7:55.390 pace … in petite final event, crossed the finish line third, good enough for ninth place overall at a 7:21.193 clip … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed in multiple boats for the Irish this season … earned first monogram … two-time selection as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (April 19, April 25) as member of varsity four boat … brought the third varsity eight boat to a victory over Tennessee and Louisville in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (6:52.60) … also beat Alabama and Buffalo (7:03.30) and placed third against Virginia’s “A” and “B” boats… competed in the novice eight against Ohio State (7:15.12) … beat Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville in the novice eight race the following day with a time of 6:46.65 … rowed for the first varsity four boat at the Virginia Invite, highlighted by a 7:31.30 victory over Clemson … also placed second against Virginia (7:34.30) and beat Penn with a race time of 7:34.10 … helped the first varsity four boat to victories over USC (7:17.84) and Stanford (7:28.10) at the Stanford Women’s Invitational … topped Iowa and West Virginia (7:37.30) in preliminaries of the BIG EAST Invite … won the first varsity four grand final at the BIG EAST Invite, posting a time of 7:44.90 in the win over Syracuse, Louisville, and Iowa … after winning the prelims at the BIG EAST Championship, placed second with the first varsity four boat in 7:31.428, losing only to Syracuse … continued on to the NCAA Championships with the varsity four boat … placed fourth in the prelims (7:32.14) … finished second in the repechage heat, and went on to a 7:21.20 fifth place finish in the semifinals … qualified for the petite finals, and placed second (7:25.35) in the race to earn eighth place overall in the 16-boat field.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed with Olympia Area Rowing while attending Capital High School in Olympia, Wash. … also part of Capital H.S. swim team, reaching the state competition two years … won the 2010 Northwest Junior Regionals Championship as part of the first eight and reached the grand finals of the 2010 Youth National Championships, finishing sixth overall … earned a national team invitation to the 2010 CamAmMex squad … won first in both the first eight and second eight at the Covered Bridge Regatta in Eugene, Ore. … named an Academic All-American … born in Olympia, Wash. … graduated with a degree in theology from the College of Arts and Letters.